Md. Shafiqur Rahman Patwari
Insurance Development and Regulatory Authority
From:23 August 2017
Mr. Md. Shafiqur Rahman Patwari has joined as Chairman, Insurance Development & Regulatory Authority (IDRA)on August 23, 2017.
He was born in September, 1955 in Chandpur District, He completed his Bachelor and Masters from University of Dhaka. He joined Bangladesh Civil Service (Customs and Excise) in 1983 as Assistant Collector, Directorate of Inspection and Training, Dhaka. He worked in different important positions of Customs wing of National Board of Revenue in his long illustrious career.
He worked as Deputy Collector of Customs, Second Secretary, NBR,Joint Commissioner, Joint Director of Customs and First Secretary, NBR from 1989 to 2001. He has long experience of working in Finance Division.He worked as Deputy Secretary, Joint Secretary and Additional Secretary in banking wing of Finance Division. He was elevated to the position of Secretary, Banking and Financial Institutions Division in 2010 and worked in that Division till 2014.Later he worked as Secretary of Ministry of Forest and Environment.He has obtained specialized knowledge and skill in public finance and economic system of the government.
In Financial Institutions Division, he has contributed in areas like Banking sector reform, Insurance Act 2010, Insurance Development & Regulatory Authority Act 2010, Insurance policy 2014 etc. During his Service career, he has hold the position of Chairman, Karmasangsthan Bank, Bangladesh Insurance Academy Board, Alternate Chairman, Sonali Bank UK Ltd, UK. He has also hold the position of Director of different board of Directors such as Bangladesh Bank, Sonali Bank Ltd., JibanBima Corporation, Micro Credit Regulatory Authority (MRA), Telephone ShilpaSangstha Ltd. (TSS) etc.
Mr. Patwari has attended many professional training courses specially in public financial management in home and abroad.
Mr. Patwari is married to Shamima Sultana and they have two sons and a daughter.